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Space Studies (Minor)

Offered by the Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, the Space Studies (Minor) provides students a broad knowledge base in space, space policy, and space technology. The minor prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing fields of space industry and development, including business, policy, communication and law, and for graduate school in space-related disciplines. After foundational classes in space science, students have flexibility in choosing upper-level electives to support their academic and professional goals.

Minor Requirements

  • 20 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above 300-level, and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor 

Course Requirements

Astronomy (7 credit hours)

Physics (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Upper-Level Electives (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from the following, or other courses approved by department: